Free Faber-Castell POLYCHROMOS 60 Pencil Set Color Chart

By Jojo @ Just Color In | Faber-Castell

Aug 24

I got my Faber-Castell Polychromos 60 Pencil set two weeks ago.

The grand plan was to do an unboxing video but in my excitement, in less than one minute, I had ripped off the packaging and the plastic that held this treasure trove of colors.

Oops! Oh well, next time…

My husband commented that I looked like a little kid on Christmas morning opening their presents.

With in-laws, work and a new baby in the family (my cousin gave birth a few weeks ago) I hadn’t had a chance to break them in.

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Finding a Faber Castell Polychromos 60 Pencil Color Chart

As soon as I had some time, I knew I wanted to do a color chart so I could have a scope of reference on the colors.

I couldn’t find one to save my life, so I decided to make one myself.

No, I didn’t want a 120 color chart because then my little OCD heart would cry in despair that I didn’t have the other 60 colors.

I’m just going to stay in my little world where the  Faber Castell Polychromos 60 set only exists.

The Chart Creation

This took me freaking forever.

I spent a week doodling and drafting how I wanted it to look. I made five or six variations of what should have been a super simpel project.

I made elaborate borders which when printed just looked…meh and way too busy.

So I decided on simple tear drops and I love, love the look of it.

I printed it out and my husband had a total “man” moment.

Here is how the conversation went:

Hubby: Wow, I didn’t even know that so many colors exsisted.
Me: Babe, there are thousands of colors.
Hubby: I wonder who looks at their blank wall and says, “Should we paint this wall in Prussian Blue or Indanthrene Blue?”

He doesn’t get it.

I do though. This chart makes me giddy. I loved coloring it in.

I love being able to take a quick look at it and know exactly which colors I want to work with.

Download A Free Printable Faber Castell Polychromos 60 Pencil Color Chart

This pencil chart has:

  • the name of the color pencil
  • the pencil number
  • three tear drops for shading
  • it does not have the light-fastness rating as to not clutter the page.

I wanted to be able to detail each color in light, medium and dark shades.

Please note, that my pencils were not in the order of this list. The reason for this is because I followed the chart directly from Faber-Castell’s website. Linky is over here. It was easier for me to follow that chart then actually take out each pencil and follow along like that.

Haha, if you’re OCD, feel free to reshuffle the pencils. I like the way they came in the pack :)

You can download the chart by clicking on the button below.

I have four more sets of pencils and I will be creating one for each and as soon as I’m done, I’ll share them with you.

Let me know your thoughts on the color chart and if you think it is all encompassing or if you'd like something a little more detailed, perhaps with blending options?

Also - let me know if you would like a specific color chart made for a brand of pencils I do not have!

Would love to hear from you!

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Jojo has been coloring for a years. What started as a relaxing passtime turned into a full blown passion with creation of free adult coloring pages and resources for colorists around the world.

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(23) comments

I LOVE your chart and have linked to this page on youtube. If you ever DO make a chart with all 120 colors let me know because thats what i need!

https://youtu.be/UYOBGTWmBRI

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    Jojo @ Just Color In

    Hi karia, thank you so much. I’m so honoured you posted about it in your video 🙂

    I am actually working on one for the 120. I’ve had quite a few people ask me for one and I’m happy to oblige.

    I also have the Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Pencils and will be making charts for them too! <3

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      Sydney

      Did you ever finish the 120 Polychromos chart? I’m waiting for my polychromos to show up and hoping to have the 120 chart so I wont have to re-do my chart if and when I add to my collection.

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Thanks for the color chart. Do you have one for prismas? I’d love one if you do and if you don’t could you make one?

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    Jojo @ Just Color In

    Susie, I actually am working on one 🙂 I’ve had a ton of requests for this in fact. Subscribe to my FB page and I’ll probably post it there or keep an eye on the blog. Thanks so much!

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Stacie hatfield

I would love a color chart for crayola color pencils and the pencils that Wal-Mart sells I think they are rose art or something else the cheap ones

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    Jojo @ Just Color In

    Hi Stacie, could you get me specific details for the pencils you have? I need to know the specific names so that I research it and see if I can find all the colors we need to make a chart 🙂 <3

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Carine Brys

I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am for this! I just received my first big box of real nice pencils. You guessed it! The FC Polychromos 60-count. I was already kicking myself for not having made a chart when I first got the box because: 1) the colors are already out of order and I don’t have enough artistic sense to get them right again 2) I already messed up some pics by picking the wrong colors. So THANK YOU!!!
PS Your writing skills and sense of humor are also excellent 🙂
Kind regards,
Carine

PS Do you have a chart for the Caran D’Ache Luminance pencils? They will be my Christmas/birthday present 🙂

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    Jojo @ Just Color In

    Hi Carine, I am actually working on one for Luminance pencils. I’m looking to get a small pack myself just to test them out but if I can find all the color combinations online – I can make it easy peasy! I just double checked and found a color chart…so will put that on my to-do list! I have a big work thing tomorrow and as soon as I have that out of the way, I can start focusing on this blog during the Christmas season 🙂 <3 Thank you so much for your lovely comment!

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Sherry

So I just got my set of 60 tonight….love them. I would have loved the set of 120 but I did read somewhere that you should be able to color what you need with 60 and I also have the set of Prismacolor 120 set…there are just way to many colors that are almost the same …. I thought I loved the Prismacolor until I got these. Very nice pencils…I have also just bought the 72 count Derwent coloursoft ….guess you could say I have a color pencil addition…..lol. But my point of the post….is there a way that I can print the whole chart on 1 page. Only tried to print from my iPad but may have to look you up when I’m on the computer. Let me know. Thanks for all your hard work

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    Jojo @ Just Color In

    Hi Sherry, you just need to download the jpeg of the file and then print it – not printing from the webpage otherwise it’ll just print the entire book! 🙂 Let me know if you need any more help.

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Thank you so much for sharing this chart ! Very useful *_*

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    Jojo @ Just Color In

    It’s an absolute pleasure!!!

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Emily

Wow, this is amazing! I was just gearing up to make this kind of chart, myself, so I’m really grateful and delighted. I love that it’s set up for sampling different shades, too – that is exactly what I wanted! Now I have more time for actually coloring, so thank you very much. You’re awesome for sharing this with your fellow colored pencil lovers.

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    Jojo @ Just Color In

    It’s a pleasure! I’ll be sharing a lot more 🙂 Thanks for your support!

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Hanna

I so recognize. The ocd and The husband. “Is it a chart for crayons?” NO 😊
It’s a lovely chart, The Best I found alternativ searching. You just saved me from a week of same agonizing. Now I can go straight to painting. 😊

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Anna

Hi Jojo, greetings from Russia! Thank you so much for this wonderful colour chart, especially for 3-grade drops. That is really good idea.
PS: as for colours, my husband says – peach is not a colour, it’s a fruit! And wfh is fuchsia? 😀

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Kathy

Do you have any suggestions about sharpening pencils? I’ve bought 2 pencil sharpeners, and I’ll never get the nice sharp points like they had when new.
Kathy

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Louise R

Hi! Not sure what happened to my last comment. Can’t find it on the site and I am wondering if maybe the site is not active any longer. Anyhoo, just wanted to let you know I have just finished filling in your great FC Poly Colour chart. I am very pleased and most grateful for your thoughtfulness in putting the form together.

Happy colouring!

Louise R

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    Jojo @ Just Color In

    It is still active but I have been a poor excuse of a blogger just with life happening! Will get started soon actually. 🙂 Working on loads of new content. Thanks for the comment <3

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Hello! I just got the 60 set of Faber-Castell too!!! Love them and wanted to create a color chart myself, but stumbled upon the one you have and its just perfect! I wanted to ask your permission however, may I use it on my website (www.pencilstash.com) FULLY CREDITING YOU AND LINKING TO YOUR SITE as well as in my YouTube videos? Or would you rather I didn’t?
Appreciate all the hard work you put into this, its great!

Rachel

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    Jojo @ Just Color In

    Yes, you definitely can! I’m sorry, I moved cross-country and life got the best of me while we were settling into a new country. Will be getting back to posting again 🙂

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Emily

Thank you!!

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